I’m BLUSHING – Pink Rooms For Adults

Growing up I was never very girlie.  You would be hard pressed to find anything pink or pastel in my room or wardrobe.  Even in college, my go-to colour palette could have been best described as “moody” and even though grey is STILL my favourite colour I have learned to expand my horizons.

Most people associate pink with a little girl’s princess fantasy but given the right shade, it can be perfect for adding a warm glow to adult spaces.  It’s like candlelight for the walls!

Not convinced? If you’re having trouble picturing a pink room you might actually want to live in, I’ve put together some of my favourite Pinterest finds below.  Click on the images for sources and don’t forget to Pin your favourites for later.

Let’s start with the room that inspired this blog post.  Often there are not enough hours in the day and I end up taking work home.  It’s helpful to have a dedicated space to stay organized and motivated.  This cheerful stylish space combines a soft pink wall paint colour with the warm glow of gold accessories and might even get you excited about balancing the cheque book.  Get this look at home with Benjamin Moore Warm Blush.

If this is too much pink, you can get a similar look by using this colour combination in furniture and accessories. For an ultra glam design, add mirrored furniture like this amazing table and a lucite chair.

Here’s another space, this time in the kitchen/dining room, that combines pink with gold.  Use it on a couple of walls and break up with light woods, white ceilings and touches of grey.

Add a feminine touch in the bedroom with barely there pink walls.  I was really surprised how much I loved this wall colour paired with blue and white.  As always, wood tones go great with pink and that armoire is a stunning addition.  Remember, paint colours look darker on the wall than they look on a chart so to get this barely there look at home try Benjamin Moore Opal.

If your tastes runs more modern, try a soft pink accent wall paired with grey and navy.  Look for furniture and accessories with clean sharp lines and contemporary materials like lucite.  You’ll notice that this pink is slightly cooler so to get this look try Benjamin Moore Pink Essence.

I LOVE this twist on an Asian theme!  This room from Houzz totally redefines pink and green (it’s NOT your grandmother’s living room sofa).  If you love this paint colour as much as I do try Benjamin Moore Pink Cadillac.

Pink in the bathroom may remind you of the eighties (did you have that unfortunate mauve toilet/sink/tub combo?) but this room is anything but. Pair pink with another high energy colour like orange for a fun and bright space like this one.  For a soft glow on the walls try Benjamin Moore Blanched Coral.

TIP:  Bathrooms, especially in the cooler months when we take long hot showers, can be touch to keep clean. For walls I like to use Benjamin Moore Aura Bath & Spa which is designed for humid spaces.  It won’t mildew, is easy to clean and will resist water streaks.

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2 Responses to “I’m BLUSHING – Pink Rooms For Adults”

  1. Teri

    I have noticed lately that for the first time in my life, I am being drawn to pink. I am trying to figure out how to add some to my decor that won’t make my husband object. It needs to be sophisticated looking, which won’t be hard since it goes so well with grey, which is our predominant color.

    I love most of your selections.

    • Rowe Spurling Paint Company

      Thanks Teri. I think you’re right to balance with grey (or even navy if you’re using a cooler pink) for a space that won’t turn off your husband. Also, stay away from bright pinks and try a softer shade. It might look muddy on the paint chart but remember on the walls pinks look brighter and more saturated than on the chip. Have a great weekend and thanks for visiting!


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